Title: Between Sisters
Author: Cathy Kelly
Publisher: Orion Publishing Ltd.
Date of Publication: 08 October 2015
Number of Pages: 368
Summary: Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right – making sure her children have the perfect life, being a devoted wife to her husband and a dutiful daughter-in-law to his mother, even when her patience has been tested. Although it has left her so exhausted that ‘wine o’clock’ comes a little earlier each afternoon. But she wouldn’t change a thing, she’s certain, until temptation comes her way…
Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and sure, she’s shied away from commitment over the years. It’s just that Coco believes men complicate things more than necessary, and she’s got enough to contend with looking after her business and her staff, who seem to rely on her more and more for relationship advice. But who is she to give advice, when her own life is so simple?
Watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Square with her chickens, busy with her poker club and a secret lover. But something is keeping her awake at night. Was she right to do what she did all those years ago? Surely, if she were right, she wouldn’t be thinking about it so often now…?
And then there’s Elsa, the polished face of daytime TV, who’s battled demons of her own in the past and come out on top. Now Elsa faces one final battle – but this one will require more bravery than anything that’s come before.
Review: This is the review where I contradict myself about not being a fan of chick-lit and only ever wanting to read it on Kindle when I have it to review because, Between Sisters, I really quite enjoyed.
I felt so many similarities between myself and Cassie and even with Coco at different times. There were also a lot of similarities between my sister and I. Admittedly, there were a few moments where the happenings were a little contrived (the perfect boyfriend and the break up over nothing) and even, to a degree, the easy coming together of individuals.
Between Sisters is a nice read for anyone wanting to escape life for a little while. It’s easy to read, and ultimately, it’s a non-offensive bit of fluff.